Biographies

Bate, Karen

Karen Bate Bate Karen

Karen Bate decided early in life that she was going to be an actor. She received a degree with a double major in theatre and psychology and went on to complete the professional post-graduate course at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London England. Even though fame and fortune in her chosen field has managed to elude her thus far, she has been able to use that creative training in her writing, first by penning some of her own life stories, then by helping the world and characters of Mayfair come to life. Better than any Oscars she could have received are her two grown children, Allison and Devon. She now resides in Winnipeg, Canada with husband John, three garden gnomes, an ever-varying number of pond fish (depending on the raccoon population), a traveling teddy bear named Quigs, and far too many plants.

https://www.facebook.com/TalesofLakeofTwoMountains/

 "webpage under re-construction"

Keddy, Bev

Bev KeddyKeddy Bev

A fan of crime fiction since his father bought him a subscription to Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine when he (Bev) was 11, Bev never thought that he would ever be able to call himself a professional writer. But here he is, at mumblety-mumble years of age, writing about Nova Scotia based unsolved murders and missing persons cases for Frank Magazine, and getting paid to do it.

Bev has published more than 50 such articles since April of 2016. There is, unfortunately, no end in sight for this important work. People go missing or are murdered, and their cases go cold, all too often.

You can check out Bev's work at www.frankmagazine.ca

Bator, Diane

Diane Bator  Bator Diane

Diane Bator has a passion for the written word. A storyteller since childhood, she loves to read, write and edit with a vengeance. She is fortunate to have three great kids, numerous amazing friends and a job she enjoys. She is the author of Wild Blue Mysteries and Gilda Wright Mysteries, with more on the way.

http://penspaintsandpaper.com
http://dbator.blogspot.ca/

 

Chatterson, Delvin

Delvin Chatterson Chatterson Delvin

Del launched his series of Dale Hunter crime thriller novels with NO EASY MONEY last year. SIMPLY THE BEST and MERGER MANIAC are to be published early in 2020 with more to follow. Del is also working on a short story collection and new editions of his two previously published business books, Don’t Do It the Hard Way, and The Complete Do-It-Yourself Guide to Business Plans.

Del is a strategic advisor, consultant, coach and cheerleader for entrepreneurs and has written extensively on business topics for decades. Originally from the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, he has lived and worked for most of the past forty years in the fascinating, multicultural, bilingual, French-Canadian city of Montreal, Quebec.

Website: DelvinChatterson.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DelvinRChatterson
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/delvin.chatterson_author/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/delchatterson/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Del_UncleRalph 

Kent, Winona

Winona Kent Kent Winona

Winona was born in London, England and grew up in Saskatchewan, where she completed her BA in English at the University of Regina. After moving to Vancouver, she graduated from UBC with an MFA in Creative Writing. More recently, she received her diploma in Writing for Screen and TV from Vancouver Film School.

She has been a temporary secretary, a travel agent and the Managing Editor of a literary magazine. Her writing breakthrough came many years ago when she won First Prize in the Flare Magazine Fiction Contest with her short story about an all-night radio newsman, Tower of Power. Her spy novel Skywatcher was a finalist in the Seal Books First Novel Competition and was published in 1989. This was followed by a sequel, The Cilla Rose Affair, and her first mystery, Cold Play, set aboard a cruise ship in Alaska. After three time-travel romances, Winona returned to mysteries with Disturbing the Peace, a novella, in 2017.

Winona lives in New Westminster, BC.

Website: http://www.winonakent.com

Blog: https://winonakent.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/winonakentwriter/

Twitter: @winonakent

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/winonakent/

Award Sponsors

Crime Writers of Canada offers sincere thanks to our award sponsors...

 
  dundurn_full_logo_black  
  RakutenKobo horizontal RGB 
 
  Mystery Weekly  
     

Crime Writers of Canada would also like to thank everyone in the Canadian publishing community for making
the Arthur Ellis Awards such a success through the years.